Indy 500: The Fast and The Furious Hotels and Cars

by Hilary on May 27, 2011

Got a need for speed? The famous Indianapolis 500 is this Sunday, and our engines are revved up. These hotels are for those who enjoy an adrenaline rush, a good competition, and and some serious spirit.

The Indy 500 Car: Ford Mustang, driven in 1979

The Hotel: MGM Grand, Las Vegas

Classic, meet classic. The car that gave rise to the Chevrolet Camaro, AMC’s Javelin, and Chrysler’s revamped Plymouth Barracuda deserves some recognition this weekend. As MGM Grand is the biggest hotel (by room count) in Las Vegas and has the biggest casino in town, many of the best restaurants, an enormous and fun pool complex, and a huge range of on-site entertainment options, the rush of excitement here never dies.

MGM Grand Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

The Indy 500 Car: Chevrolet Corvette convertible, driven in 1986

The Hotel: The Setai, Miami

Class, meet class. The post-war sports-car boom birthed the Corvette, an optimistic time when nearly anything seemed possible. This beautiful convertible reminds us of summertime road trips, and what better place to road trip than to the beaches of Miami? The Setai’s impeccable service; huge, immaculate rooms; three pools, each a different temperature; and a prime beachside location make it one of the best hotels in Miami. The best of the best is what we’re looking at here.

The Setai, Miami


The Indy Car: Dodge Viper, drive in 1991

The Hotel: The Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles

Flashy, meet flashy. Having made countless appearances in TV shows, video games, movies, and music videos, the Viper is one of those famous cars “you want to get when you grow up.” The Beverly Hills Hotel, having also made numerous appearances on the big screen and frequently cited as a celeb hot-spot, is one of those famous hotels “you want to stay in when you grow up.” When you pull up to this hotel’s red carpet in your red-hot Viper, you’ve officially got it made.

The Beverly Hills Hotel, L.A.


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